Georgian PM Irakli Garibashvili said at today’s government meeting that Coronavirus in Georgia is “almost defeated,” while “the system has not faced any challenges in terms of virus management.”
“I want to tell our citizens with joy that Covid is almost defeated. I would like to remind the skeptics who criticized my statements two months ago. Green cards were abolished after Omicron came into circulation because they became pointless. We were criticized by some experts, but we saw, in just two months, that the process was being well managed by the Minister, the Government, and the Council, and the situation stabilized. The system had no challenges in terms of management. There are 100 cases today, which means the crisis has been overcome. We have lifted a number of restrictions, we have abolished the obligation to wear a mask outdoors, citizens will have more freedom in this area, and this stress and pressure will be removed,” said Garibashvili.
On February 1, the regulation that citizens need to show proof of vaccination (“Green Passports”) in order to access facilities in Georgia was withdrawn by the government.